ABSTRACT

Follow-Up Report: EPA Improves Management of Its Radiation Monitoring System   [open pdf - 900KB]

"We performed this follow-up review to assess actions taken by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address the recommendations in the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Report No. 12-P-0417, 'Weaknesses in EPA's Management of the Radiation Network System Demand Attention', issued April 19, 2012. Our work focused on actions that the EPA said were completed as of January 10, 2014. Specifically, the EPA reported that it had completed seven of the eight OIG recommendations from our 2012 report. The EPA's nationwide radiation monitoring system (RadNet) is designed to measure ambient levels of radiation in the environment and large-scale atmospheric releases of radiation. The RadNet includes, among other things, a network of stationary air monitors that send near-real-time measurements of radiation to an EPA national laboratory. This report addresses the following EPA goal or cross-agency strategy: [1] 'Addressing climate change and improving air quality'."

Report Number:
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Inspector General, Report No. 14-P-0321
Publisher:
Date:
2014-07-22
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States. Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov/
Media Type:
application/pdf
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